Key Of Liberty Part 1

WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS CLASS?

The first semester of Key of Liberty is a study of freedom through the U.S. Revolutionary history. You will read classic literature and biographies of America’s founding era, then come together to discuss what you’ve read. You will learn about forms of government that promote freedom through simulations and short lectures. You will write papers on assigned themes which inspire you to ponder freedom. Current events may also be included in the class discussions.  You will prepare and present oral presentations and memorize parts of our nation’s founding documents.

In a nutshell,

Key of Liberty is a practice scholar project which:

  • Includes the American Founding and Revolution Era
  • Gets students on the path of great thinking, writing, and public speaking
  • In-depth study of The Declaration of Independence and The United States Constitution

PURPOSE

Vision: Allegiance to God, duty to country, greater understanding of self
Mission: Sense your personal call to greatness
Ability: Personal competence through increasing study hours and attention span
Skills: Find your voice through writing, speaking, analytical thinking and memorization

ARE THERE ANY PREREQUISITES?

There are no prerequisites.

HOW MUCH TIME WILL BE REQUIRED?

10 – 15 hours each week.

COST:

Please see the Tuition & Fees page for a complete list of costs and administration fees.

BOOKS & OTHER RESOURCES STUDENTS MUST PURCHASE:

The Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang
55 Fathers (out of print available from LEMI)
John Adams-The Reluctant Patriot by Leonard Falkner (out of print available from LEMI)
The Making of George Washington by William H Wilbur
The Great Little Madison by Jean Fritz
The Making of America by Cleon Skousen
Freedom Factor by Gerald Lund
The Proper Role of Government by Ezra Taft Benson
The Law by Fredric Bastiat

COURSE LENGTH

The first semester of this two semester course runs September through mid-December.

NOTE TO PARENTS

This is a Practice Scholar Project which motivates students to study hard through inspiring mentors, positive peer pressure, incentive awards and a culminating activity. Students will need to read assigned books, write a theme and work on memorizing every week. They will also need to prepare and give a presentation in class 2 – 3 times.

HOW CAN YOU HELP YOR STUDENT?

You may choose to read and discuss the assigned books with your student. Each week your student will be assigned a question to think and write about. You can discuss these questions with your student but allow them the freedom to write their own response. You can help your student track their progress in earning the requirements for all the incentive awards. Your student will be doing a lot of memorizing for this course, so you will want to help them find a memorization technique that works well for them.

KEY OF LIBERTY PART 2